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I would like to know the appropriate form of the verb BE in sentences like this:
MAJORITY of people IS/ARE trying to survive.
According to my native language (Czech) MAJORITY is the subject and is a singular noun. Thus IS representing singular should be used.However, does the rule works in the same way in English.
It can be either. See the following link for a good example:
In a case like this, you have to look at "majority of people" as being the subject, and choose the appropriate verb for that.